AN INTERTEXTUAL ANALYSIS: THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES IN JEANETTE WINTERSON?S SEXING THE CHERRY

Abstract

Author(s): Figen ├ľZTEMEL AKBAY, Asl? ├ľzlem TARAK├çIO?LU

Fairy tales have had a significant effect on societies’ cultural and literary existence in terms of shaping, reflecting and handing down their traditional values and norms. So it is not a coincidence that since the beginning of the 20th century, the themes, motifs and contents of fairy tales have been incorporated into many post-modern texts in different ways. Thus, while fairy tales have started to establish reciprocal relations with the texts of the post-modern era, the notion of ‘intertextuality’ has also gained importance in connection with postmodernism, as well. The aim of this paper is to explore the intertextual encounters in the second chapter of Jeanette Winterson’s post-modern novel, Sexing the Cherry, and the fairy tale 12 Dancing Princesses, compiled by Grimm Brothers in 1812 in the light of Riffaterre’s (1978) intertextuality theory. To that end, an intertextual reading has been carried out between the fairy tale and the novel; and the fairy tale character archetypes extracted from the original fairy tale are contrasted with the ones in Winterson’s postmodern novel by focusing on how these characters are recreated in the novel through intertextual relations by adopting Riffaterre's (1978) intertextuality theory. At the end of the study, the intertextual analysis has shown that intertextual relations are established through both “Ordinary Intertextuality” and “Obligatory Intertextuality” and that fairy tale character archetypes are subverted and reconstructed around “a nucleus idea” which refers to Riffaterre’s “hypogram”.

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